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BETTIE A MCLAURIN ET AL Avionics Technician I (Ellsworth AFB) in Ellsworth Afb, South Dakota

Job SummaryInspects and performs organizational and intermediate level electronic maintenance and modifications on RPA systems and support equipment as required. Applies comprehensive technical knowledge to solve complex problems by interpreting manufacturers' manuals or similar documents. Uses common test instruments such as digital multi-meters, signal generators, oscilloscopes and similar equipment to effect repairs.Maintains, repairs, and installs various types of electronic equipment and related devices such as electronic transmitting and receiving equipment, micro and mainframe computers, and industrial measuring, controlling and calibration devices. Performs basic configuration, monitoring, troubleshooting, analysis and repair of databases, switches, networks, video systems, and long-haul communications as required.Specific Responsibilities of the JobApplies basic and some advanced technical knowledge to solve unusually complex problems that typically cannot be solved solely be referencing manufacturers' manuals or similar documents including determining the location and density of circuitry, evaluating electromagnetic radiation, isolating malfunctions, and incorporating engineering changes.Requires a detailed understanding of the interrelationships of circuits, planning work schedules, selecting tools and test instruments, and understanding compliance with maintenance instructions and technical directives.Uses common and complex test instruments such as digital multi-meters, signal generators, semiconductor testers, curve tracers, oscilloscopes, high frequency pulse generators, frequency synthesizers, distortion analyzers, and complex computer control equipment.Work may be reviewed by the Supervisor for general compliance with accepted practices.Maintains, repairs, and installs various types of electronic equipment and related devices such as electronic transmitting and receiving equipment (e.g., radar, radio, telecommunication, sonar, and navigational aids); micro and mainframe computers and terminals; and industrial measuring, controlling equipment, and industrial calibration devices.Applies technical knowledge of electronics principles in determining malfunctions, and applies skill in restoring equipment operations.This technician works under immediate supervision and achieves technical guidance, as required, from a higher-level technician or the supervisor.Performs all other position related duties as assigned or requested.Minimum RequirementsMinimum of three-to-five years actual and recent aircraft avionics maintenance experience requiredMust have working knowledge of basic and complex electronics maintenance and repairMust possess knowledge of technical publications related to aircraft and missile electronics maintenanceMust know theory and principles of operation of engines, accessories and components, theory of flight and electronic flight controls, and a thorough knowledge of electrical and electronic principlesMust be capable of using and reading blueprints, wiring diagrams, and data tablesMust be able to inspect, repair, and operate ground support and auxiliary equipmentMust possess basic skills and knowledge in the operation of networks; both hardware and software, to include network topology, standards, and protocolsMust possess a basic understanding of TELNET and FTP processes, as well as the Microsoft Office Professional suite of software (Word, Access, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.)Must be able to speak, read, write, and understand EnglishMust be able to provide proof of U.S. citizenship upon hireMust submit updated SF-86 within 30 days of hire start dateiPreferred QualificationsApplication of technical knowledge of electronic principles in determining malfunctions and skill application in restoring equipment systems and operationsAssociate's degree in a relevant career fieldRPA operations experiencePrior experience as a Defense ContractorPrior experience in RPA aircraft avionics maintenance and repairFCC ra

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